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Economic Development
The Township of Maplewood's Economic Development Committee (EDC) takes the lead on implementing the governing body's economic policies related to retail recruitment and development and redevelopment projects.

The EDC works to foster a dynamic commercial and development climate that promotes economic growth and expands the commercial tax base consistent with the character of the Township. The EDC's Retail Recruitment Program promotes proactive approaches for attracting and retaining business, with an eye toward providing shoppers with a diverse, balanced, vibrant business and service sector. The EDC solicits and cultivates sound economic development projects by acting as a liaison between prospective developers, property owners, commercial entities and real estate brokers that seek to meet our residents' needs.

EDC Members:

Victor DeLuca - Mayor
Nancy Adams - Deputy Mayor
Joseph Manning - Township Business Administrator
Tom Carlson - Chair, Maplewood Planning Board
Roger Desiderio - Municipal Attorney
Annette DePalma - Director of Community Relations

EDC Meetings for 2015:


The third Wednesday of every month, except November, at
8:00 a.m. in the Conference Room at Town Hall.  November's
meeting will be on November 25th.

The EDC implements its goals by:

  • Formulating and recommending policies, programs and projects to the Township Committee that create a welcoming and vibrant business climate promoting economic growth, job development and expansion of the commercial tax base;
  • Maintaining Market Data Materials and a web site for prospective business owners, developers, and the general public;
  • Reviewing Township ordinances, policies, and practices to determine their impact on existing and proposed business and industries, and making recommendations to the appropriate Township Department for their revision;
  • Helping develop programs for revitalizing existing business properties and encouraging desirable business and industry to locate in our Township;
  • Helping promote business retention and expansion of existing business;
  • Serving as a communication channel between the economic interests in the Township and the municipal government.



574 Valley St.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Ph: (973) 762-8120